Published on March 6th, 20120
Will cloud computing find the Higgs particle?
Cloud computing is underpinning efforts to help solve some of sciences biggest mysteries, such as discovering the elusive Higgs particle.
A consortium of IT providers have joined forces with three European science research centres – Cern, EMBL, and ESA – to create a cloud platform which will unite their IT infrastructures. The two year Science Cloud pilot will focus on three key projects; Cern’s work with the Large Hadron Collider accelerator, Biomedical Geonomic research, and studying the causes of natural disasters.
“CERN’s computing capacity needs to keep-up with the enormous amount of data coming from the Large Hadron Collider and we see Helix Nebula, the Science Cloud as a great way of working with industry to meet this challenge,” said Frédéric Hemmer, head of CERN’s IT department.